Jul 23 2018

St. John’s Fire District Improves ISO Rating

By Ryan Kunitzer for The Island Connection  The St. John’s Fire District is proud to announce the department has improved their ISO rating from a 3/9 to a 2/2y. The Insurance Services Office (ISO) is an organization that independently evaluates municipal fire protection efforts in communities throughout the United States. ISO analyzes the data using …

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Jul 23 2018

NV Realty Group To Host Local Artist Reception

By Maraide Sullivan for The Island Connection          NV Realty Group will host an artist reception and exhibit of the work of Colleen Wiessmann of Seabrook Island on Wednesday, August 8th from 4:30pm to 7:00 pm. Jack Nicklaus wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. All local residents and friends are invited! NV Realty …

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Jul 23 2018

Charleston Friends Of The Library Host Book Sale

By Brittany Mathis for The Island Connection Are you ready to find some great books at a great price? The John’s Island Book Sale, offered by the Charleston Friends of the Library is just around the corner. On July 27 and 28, more than 10,000 books, DVDs, and CDs will be available at the John’s …

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Jul 23 2018

Changes To Regulations Effective July 1

By Stephanie Braswell for The Island Connection The Town of Kiawah wants to make it easier for residents to maintain their property, so some changes have been made to our permit requirements. Effective July 1, contractors will no longer be required to obtain a building permit from the Town on jobs that do not require …

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Jul 19 2018

Town of Kiawah Island Council Meeting Report: July 2018

By Katy Calloway, The Island Connection Managing Editor The July 3 Town Council meeting was quick and easy, as councilmembers and staff were presumably eager for the holiday. The minutes were unanimously approved and Mayor Weaver jumped into business, but not before recognizing this month’s unusually small audience. “Everybody must be at the Sandcastle right …

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Jul 19 2018

Wild Horses Couldn’t Keep Me Away

By Carol Antman for The Island Connection Snubs, cultural differences and misunderstandings are the backstories of Cumberland Island and St. Marys Georgia. The misguided Seal sisters for example were just waving their handkerchiefs good-bye as the Yankees finally abandoned the occupation of their town. Captain Higginson, the commanding officer, saw it differently. “They’re sending a …

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Jul 18 2018

Lineage For Heirs’ Property

By Denise Doyon for The Island Connection Many residents of Johns Island, Wadmalaw and Red Top are currently living on heirs’ property. Heir property refers to land that has been passed down informally from generation-to-generation. In most cases, it involves landowners who died without a will. Heirs’ property is land owned “in common” by all …

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Jul 17 2018

Whose Idea Was It?

By Gregg Bragg, Senior Staff Writer for The Island Connection “May it please the Court, the Government calls the case of United States of America versus Harrison Kenneth Gunnells, Criminal No. 2:17-1043. Your Honor, we call this case for purposes of a guilty plea. The defendant’s present and is represented by Tim Kulp. Your Honor, …

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Jul 13 2018

Keep Beach Lights Out To Protect Sea Turtle Hatchlings

By Erin Weeks for Island Connection The 2018 sea turtle hatching season is underway in South Carolina – and due to dune erosion, state wildlife officials say it’s more important than ever to keep artificial lights off the beach. Beginning in May of each year, four sea turtle species come ashore to lay eggs on …

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Jul 11 2018

Correction

Staff Report for the Island Connection The June 22 issue of the Island Connection reported that the sentences of Kenneth Gunnells and Tumiko Rucker will be announced in Circuit Court when in fact, sentencing will be announced in District Court. Share on FacebookEmail this pageTweet